The 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup is lacking some of the appeal of past competitions, with several top nations going through transition periods, and perennial title favorite Mexico playing without many of its top stars.
That isn't stopping Tata Martino's men from entering the tournament as the favorites to win an eighth Gold Cup title, and El Tri's first since 2015. The United States enters as defending champion after lifting the title in 2017, but Gregg Berhalter enters his first Gold Cup with plenty oc questions surrounding the American squad.
Jamaica has spoiled the chances for a USA-Mexico final in each of the past two Gold Cups, but the Reggae Boyz could be ready to go beyond being spoilers now that Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey is in the field. With Bailey scoring goals, and Jamaica's tough defense working in front of standout goalkeeper Andre Blake, Jamaica could win its first Gold Cup title.
It's been 19 years since Canada won a surprising Gold Cup title in 2000, but this could be the year we see the Canadians make a deep run. Boasting Alphonso Davies and Cyle Larin in attack, along with Atiba Hutchinson in midfield, the Canucks have the talent to be a handful.
Costa Rica is a perennial threat, but with no Keylor Navas, and with the nucleus of its to players reaching the tail-end of their careers, the Ticos look much less threatening than in year's past.
How does the Gold Cup field shape up heading into the 2019 tournament? Here is a look at how all 16 teams rank.